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332.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      2.50p
  • 52 Week High: 387.00
  • 52 Week Low: 285.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 130.12m
  • Volume: 85,348
  • Market Cap: £432.64m
  • RiskGrade: 108
  • Beta: 0.01

SThree sees full-year profit slightly ahead of market views

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 15 Dec 2017

LONDON (ShareCast) - (ShareCast News) - Recruiter SThree hailed a strong finish to the year on Friday as it said adjusted pre-tax profit is expected to be slightly ahead of current market consensus.
Market expectations are for adjusted profit before tax of between £42m and £45.6m, with a consensus of £43.8m.

In the year to 30 November, gross profit was up 4% at constant currency to £287.6m, with profit in Continental Europe and the US up 9% and 18%, respectively. This helped to offset a 14% drop in the UK and Ireland.

Gross profit in the contract business was up 10% to £203.4m, while profit in the permanent business was 8% lower at £84.2m.

Chief executive Gary Elden said: "We have delivered an encouraging overall result for the year, and now expect full year profit to be slightly ahead of consensus. Strong performances in the USA and Continental Europe, particularly from our market-leading business in the Netherlands and our business in Germany, were key to the delivery of this result. Our contract business continued to perform robustly, with GP increasing by 10% year on year and with contract runners at the period end reaching in excess of ten thousand, a milestone for the group.

"Looking ahead to 2018, the momentum of our contract business and the strength of our performance in the USA and Continental Europe leave us well-positioned for growth."

At 1320 GMT, the shares were flat at 356p.

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SThree Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 332.50p
Change Today 2.50p
% Change 0.76 %
52 Week High 387.00
52 Week Low 285.00
Volume 85,348
Shares Issued 130.12m
Market Cap £432.64m
Beta 0.01
RiskGrade 108

SThree Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
19.63% above the market average19.63% above the market average19.63% above the market average19.63% above the market average19.63% above the market average
22.73% above the sector average22.73% above the sector average22.73% above the sector average22.73% above the sector average22.73% above the sector average
Price Trend
8.98% below the market average8.98% below the market average8.98% below the market average8.98% below the market average8.98% below the market average
11.27% below the sector average11.27% below the sector average11.27% below the sector average11.27% below the sector average11.27% below the sector average
Income
65.53% above the market average65.53% above the market average65.53% above the market average65.53% above the market average65.53% above the market average
86.52% above the sector average86.52% above the sector average86.52% above the sector average86.52% above the sector average86.52% above the sector average
Growth
79.76% above the market average79.76% above the market average79.76% above the market average79.76% above the market average79.76% above the market average
86.57% above the sector average86.57% above the sector average86.57% above the sector average86.57% above the sector average86.57% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 1
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 7
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SThree Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 26-Apr-18 02-Nov-17
Paid 08-Jun-18 08-Dec-17
Amount 9.30p 4.70p

Trades for 18-May-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:52 681 @ 332.04p
16:35 786 @ 332.50p
16:27 157 @ 331.50p
16:26 500 @ 331.25p
16:24 214 @ 332.00p

SThree Key Personnel

CFO Alex Smith
CEO Gary Elden
Chair Clayton Brendish
COO Justin Hughes

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